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    Sacramento, CA, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new report has been published on Innovest Global, Inc. (OTC Pink: IVST). Innovest Global, Inc. is a diversified holding company that focuses on acquiring niche, high-growth businesses that are capable of generating significant annual revenue. The company’s planned subsidiaries operate across telehealth, commercial energy, business-to-business distribution, national call center and auto sales.

    The report provides an overview of Innovest Global, Inc., its subsidiaries, financials, industry analysis and more. The content also covers recent stock market turmoil and U.S. economic progress.

    *Recent Stock Market Sell Off Does Not Reflect Current Macroeconomic Fundamentals*

    The recent stock market turmoil has sent investors scurrying for safety, as major U.S. averages give up all gains for 2018. However, the recent stock market activity has been divergent from the United States’ strong macroeconomic fundamentals.

    The unemployment rate for January 2018 remained unchanged at 4.10%, which is a 17-year low. On the other hand, the U.S. fourth quarter GDP growth came in slightly under forecast at 2.60%. However, this compares to GDP growth of 1.80%, during the fourth quarter 2016. Overall, the economy is continuing to grow and employers are continuing to hire more people. According to Tradingeconomics.com, U.S. wage and salary growth saw four straight months of growth between July and November 2017. 

    Rather than the economy being the culprit, the recent market sell off is largely to blame on several factors: Federal Reserve and longest period in history without significant market volatility and healthy correction. 

    The Federal Reserve remains a hurdle for U.S. equities due to the strong economic growth. Unfortunately, as the economy continues to hum along, this will usually result in interest rate hikes in order to keep the growth in check. However, interest rate hikes are bad news for equity investors and the bull market rally. The Fed’s recent announcement and plans to conduct three interest rate hikes in 2018 is certainly not the best news for shareholders in the short term.

    Aside from the Federal Reserve, the stock market had been experiencing one of the longest stretches in its history where market volatility and corrections were absent. This resulted in stark revert to reality, where investors were greeted with soaring market volatility and the steepest correction in several years.

    *Innovest Has Remained Resilient In Recent Market Turmoil Due To Several Key Accomplishments*

    Innovest Global, Inc. has made several key accomplishments to kick off 2018. The company was pleased to recently announce that its commercial energy business, Innovest Energy Group, has begun a major revenue push within its local market across Ohio. The subsidiary even recently won a bid for a “five-figure security-critical update” to a law enforcement facility in Geauga County, OH. 

    In late January 2018, Innovest Global, Inc. announced the acquisition of Call Center Resources, Inc., a national call center with a sterling 30-year history. The call center was generating annual revenues in the low eight-figures at one point in its history and Innovest Global, Inc. hopes it can get the business back to its glory days. 

    Furthermore, the call center will serve as the backbone to the Innovest Global, Inc. holding company model. The call center will not only serve as a point of contact for customer service across its other businesses, but it also allows Innovest to utilize a cost-effective sales resource to help boost revenues.

    Innovest Global, Inc. now has the following subsidiaries:

    · Chagrin Safety Supply (B2B supplier business)
    · Sanavida (telemedicine)
    · Call Center Resources, Inc. (national call center)
    · Innovest Energy Group/Shepherd Energy Solutions (commercial energy)
    · Luxury Auto Dealership (still in due diligence phase)

    During Innovest Global, Inc.’s leadership meeting that took place in January 2018, management provided new information on its telemedicine business, Sanavida. After successful test marketing in late 2017, Innovest Global, Inc. is now preparing the telemedicine platform for commercial launch.

    This would be massive for Innovest Global, Inc., as it not only would be a major revenue generator for the company, but it also is being launched during a time when millions of Americans are beginning to not be able to afford health insurance any longer. Rather than paying sky-high insurance premiums, management sees Sanavida being a much more affordable and viable alternative. 

    Overall, Innovest Global, Inc. has kicked off 2018 on a strong note, as management prepares the company for significant revenue growth this year. Now that the call center and backbone is in place for the holding company model, management can now continue to acquire niche companies that are capable of generating significant annual revenues. The latest announcements prove that management is successfully executing on its vision to build a diversified holding company that is capable of generating strong sales growth.

    For more information on Innovest Global, Inc., please visit http://innovestglobal.com and http://spotlightgrowth.com/index.php/2018/02/12/innovest-global-inc-otc-pink-ivst-resilient-hidden-g...SpotlightGrowth.com is a digital hub for micro-caps, small-caps, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, and other emerging growth investors. SpotlightGrowth.com serves as our media subsidiary and provides insights on small cap companies.

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    mrego@spotlightgrowth.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    GoHealth, the leading health insurance technology and services platform, today announced that Jim Sharman has been named Chief Operating Officer.

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 13, 2018

    GoHealth, the leading health insurance technology and services platform, today announced that Jim Sharman has been named Chief Operating Officer. Sharman was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Coyote Logistics, LLC, a UPS company based in Chicago.

    “We’re thrilled to welcome Jim to the team,” said GoHealth President, Brandon Cruz. "Jim has extensive leadership experience and a demonstrated track record of delivering results. His unique strategic perspective will be instrumental as GoHealth continues to grow.”

    Prior to his time at Coyote Logistics, LLC, Sharman was Managing Partner at Truecast Capital. He was also President and CEO of World Kitchen, LLC and CEO of Rubicon Technology, Inc. Sharman brings over 25 years of operations, supply chain, and leadership experience to GoHealth.

    “The entrepreneurial spirit and vibrant culture at GoHealth made this role instantly appealing,” said Sharman. “I’m looking forward to learning more about the business and getting to know the team, so I can help lead GoHealth to its next phase of growth and innovation.”

    “GoHealth is committed to achieving sustainable long-term growth, and Jim will help us continue on our path to success,” said GoHealth CEO, Clint Jones. “We’re all excited to have him on board.”

    Sharman serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Spartan Motors, Inc., and he is also an active supporter of Chicago Hope Academy. Sharman graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in engineering, and he holds a Master in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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    About GoHealth:
    GoHealth is a Chicago-based company that powers GoHealthInsurance.com, a private health insurance marketplace that has helped millions of consumers shop for coverage. With world-class technology and a team of licensed insurance agents, GoHealth helps individuals and families obtain the right health insurance coverage. Working with the nation’s top health insurance companies, GoHealth enables consumers to easily compare and shop for a variety of brand-name health plans. GoHealth provides plan recommendations and enrollment support by phone and online at no cost to consumers. In 2013, the GoHealth Marketplace became the first private exchange to enroll consumers in subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to powering a private marketplace, GoHealth licenses technology solutions and provides business process outsourcing services related to individual health insurance. GoHealth was named to the list of 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation. GoHealth was founded in 2001.

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    More than 12,000 Australians ditched their hospital cover in the three months to last December. A separate survey suggests affordability is the biggest factor. Reported by Sydney Morning Herald 2 hours ago.

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    I've been writing about the high cost of private health insurance for as long as I've been an economic journalist. Reported by Brisbane Times 2 hours ago.

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    Jupiter’s new payer intelligence service ensures pharma and biotech innovators are equipped with immediate payer insights to meet growing market access demands and optimize commercial strategies.

    BOSTON (PRWEB) February 13, 2018

    Jupiter Life Science Consulting, a global leader in market access and pricing strategy in the biopharmaceutical industry, today announced the launch of its payer engagement solution, Quick Qual (Q²). Jupiter’s new payer intelligence service ensures pharma and biotech innovators are equipped with immediate payer insights to meet growing market access demands and optimize commercial strategies.

    Through Jupiter’s Q² expert panelists, representing the nation’s leading national health insurance and pharmacy benefit manager organizations, Q² delivers valuable payer intelligence, quickly addressing key issues and providing time-sensitive insights enabling accelerated go-to-market strategies. The Q² panel also allows Jupiter to break from industry standard survey systems, which are often slow-moving and gather data on general topics rather than specific examples.

    “Biopharma’s market access environment continues to rapidly evolve, which means our clients need new solutions to remain competitive in today’s market,” said Steve Slovick, CEO and managing partner, Jupiter Life Science Consulting. “Biopharma stakeholders must understand how these changes impact brand access and strategy. Our Q² solution empowers the biopharma industry to avoid costly delays, as well as identify and develop comprehensive strategies that address hot-button issues in record time.”

    Q² Key Capabilities Include:· Access to a dedicated panel of payer key decision makers: Q² gathers insights from a consistent, dedicated panel of key payer decision makers from leading medical and pharmaceutical organizations representing the U.S. health care landscape.

    · Expertise in multiple focus areas: Q² can help with business development, field intelligence, brand insights, market events, launch preparation, disease-specific consultation and competitor analysis.

    · Access to flexible service offerings: Select the offering that best aligns with your organization’s needs, budget and compliance demands.

    · Timely reports and summaries: Q²’s dedicated panelists work with you and your team to ensure prompt reporting that address your individualized business and compliance needs within a 72-hour timeframe.

    Slovick added, “With the addition of Q², Jupiter is able to offer its clients yet another valuable tool that builds upon an arsenal of customized smart solutions designed to integrate payer and market access stakeholder insights early and often to cohesively pair price alignment to a product’s value story.”

    For more information on Q² visit: https://jupiterls.com/payer-quick-qual/

    About Jupiter Life Science Consulting
    Jupiter Life Science Consulting is a global team of strategy experts with a shared passion for shaping value, navigating market access and optimizing price for pharma and biotech innovators. Jupiter’s leadership has contributed to the commercial success of 75 percent of the top performing drugs in the market and operates with a shared ownership model that is unique in this industry.

    Jupiter delivers proven market access, pricing and commercialization strategies, payer engagement solutions and litigation support. Jupiter equips clients to realize optimal market access through a deep understanding of stakeholder’s sensitivities and deliverables that are actionable for their specific needs.

    To learn more about Jupiter Life Science Consulting, visit http://www.jupiterls.com Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services, cybersecurity and product solutions, announced today that the company and its business partner, xAssets LLC, has achieved Software Certification for the xAssets Client Version 7.x of the Information Technology Asset Management and Network Discovery Tool (ITAM-ND). The software recently passed the comprehensive certification process issued by the Department of the Air Force for both client and server applications. This certification is a culmination of work by MacB and xAssets technical engineers, project managers, and other experts to meet the exacting standards required by the U.S. Air Force to achieve software certification status.        

    ITAM-ND is now Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) certified, and available on the AF Enterprise Product Library (EPL). The certification means it can run on Department of Defense (DoD) secure networks, thus allowing the tool to address cybersecurity – one of today's most important software topics. Additionally, it provides an automated means to support 2013 and 2014 Congressional mandates for the DoD to identify and explain the use of software titles, as well as accurately provide an inventory of selected software licenses.

    Below are some key highlights about the newly certified software tool: 

    · Cybersecurity – approved for use on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). The 36-month certification provides full life cycle statistical software package (AM) capabilities, including discovery that can stand alone or complement the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
    · Features – simple to install, fast, and easy to use. It’s also highly configurable, has total hardware and software network discovery (agentless inventory), and an affordable solution for cloud or on-premise implementations.
    · HIPAA – meets compliance requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
    · Version 7.x – the most cutting-edge and flexible ITAM/ND product on the market today.

    The xAssets ITAM-ND helps organizations meet critical ISO 19770 Compliance Standards for discovery networks of all sizes, without application or DLL conflicts or deploying agents. MacB’s technical team will install, configure, train, tailor and sustain the software. The tool includes a Configuration Management Database (CMDB), allowing Hardware Inventory, IT Asset Management, Software Asset Management and Software License Compliance within a single browser application.

    “Through our business agreement with xAssets, we’re excited to offer newly certified Asset Management and agentless Network Discovery functionality to MacB’s DoD and Federal customers, presenting a holistic view of their entire network and the fastest route to fulfilling software license requirements,” said Fred Norman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s Mission Systems Group (MSG). “The discovery engine has been optimized for performance in every possible respect so that network operators, IT experts, software asset managers, and end users have access to nuts and bolts layers for a strategic approach to network discovery in small and large complex networks.”

    *ABOUT MACAULAY-BROWN, INC. (MacB)
    *Over the past 38 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been solving many of our Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. We are committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. With Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, our 1,500 employees worldwide are dedicated to developing mission-focused and results-oriented solutions that make a difference where and when it matters most. Learn more about MacB at www.macb.com.

    *ABOUT xAssets
    *xAssets is focused on developing flexible, affordable and easy to deploy IT asset management and fixed asset solutions. A fast growing company, xAssets has major corporate and government customers worldwide. The company is a member of the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) and an SIIA member. xAssets’ products provide full life cycle asset management capabilities, including discovery capabilities that can stand alone or complement System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). In the initial product development, the configuration structure was crested to allow for quick and effective customization where just about “anything is possible” around a customer’s technical requirements. xAssets meets customers’ processes, so they don’t have to change what they do, how they do it or what they want accomplished. For more information, visit www.xassets.com

    *Follow MacB*

    · Twitter
    · Facebook
    · LinkedIn
    · Press Releases 

    CONTACT: Press Contact:
    press@macb.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 20 minutes ago.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss profited from health insurance and gambling schemes despite his claims he had retired from a life of crime.Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr made the accusations... Reported by New Zealand Herald 5 hours ago.

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    CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sammons^® Financial Group, Inc. announced today the launch of its newly revamped website, sammonsfinancialgroup.com. The newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information about the company and its financial services organizations, Midland National^® Life Insurance Company, North American Company for Life and Health Insurance^®, and Sammons Institutional Group^SM. The website features regularly updated company news, leadership and financial information, employment opportunities, community involvement highlights, and investor information.“Sammons Financial Group and its companies have grown at a remarkable pace over the past decade, and we wanted a website that was reflective of the company that we are today, a company with more than $73 billion in total assets,” said John Myers, associate vice president, corporate communications. “What we have now is a website that speaks to what Sammons Financial Group and its member companies do for people and businesses across America: we help them be financially prepared for the future, so they can enjoy life’s moments today.”

    The launch of the new website features a new video promoting the company’s tagline, With You for Every Moment^SM, portraying a montage of the kind of “moments” Sammons Financial Group wants consumers to enjoy, knowing that their futures are financially protected with life insurance, annuities or other retirement planning products offered by its companies.

    “We wanted a website that’s inviting, that’s simple to use, where people can explore and learn about our companies, our financial strength and private ownership, our leadership, and our extensive involvement in our communities,” said Myers. “We want to get the message out there: this is who we are, and this is what makes Sammons Financial Group so different among the landscape of big financial companies.”

    The new mobile-responsive website works with any mobile or tablet device, and will be updated regularly with news of product launches, business activity, corporate milestones, organizational announcements, community involvement highlights, and investor and financial information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website at sammonsfinancialgroup.com. 

    ABOUT SAMMONS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

    The member companies of Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), are here to help families and businesses protect their future, so they can enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, SFG is a group of privately-owned financial companies, including several of the most enduring and stable companies in our industry. SFG’s member companies, Midland National Life Insurance Company^®, North American Company for Life and Health Insurance^®, and Sammons Institutional Group^SM offer some of today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment^SM.

    PR-37-2-18

    A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/596c15c5-4fb8-4999-b495-af4325c763c5

    CONTACT: Contact: John Myers
    Associate Vice President
    Corporate Communications
    jmyers@sfgmembers.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded $54 million to Oregon, one of the first three states to receive federal support for a program to stabilize the individual insurance market. The Legislature created the Oregon Reinsurance Program during the last session to spread the risk of high-cost claims among all insurance companies. The other two states receiving grants are Alaska and Minnesota. Oregon's program will be managed by the Department of Consumer and Business Services. “This… Reported by bizjournals 3 hours ago.

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to give hospitals another shot at a piece of a big Medicaid contract. The state House on Thursday passed House Bill 898, its version of how the state-federal health insurance program should look in coming years. Rep. Jason White, a Republican from West, amended the bill to […] Reported by Seattle Times 4 days ago.

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    It’s probably the biggest issue before the General Assembly this year, and it’s the one nobody’s been talking about in public: expanding access to health insurance for low- and moderate-income Virginians.

    But with a Feb. 18th deadline looming for General Assembly budget-writers, one thing is clear.

    ... Reported by dailypress.com 4 days ago.

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    The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Trump’s first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.

    At the end of 2017, 12.2% of U.S. adults lacked health insurance, up from 10.9% at... Reported by ChicagoTribune 2 days ago.

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    President Donald Trump proposed a budget that hits the poorest Americans the hardest, slashing billions of dollars in food stamps, health insurance and housing subsidies while pushing legislation to institute broad work requirements for families receiving federal aid. Reported by Seattle Times 2 days ago.

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    FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) — Public school employees across West Virginia could go on strike following a vote over pay concerns, health insurance benefit cuts and other issues. News outlets report employees voted to authorize union leaders to decide what action to take in response to the issues. The vote allows local branch leaders of the […] Reported by Seattle Times 2 days ago.

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    Employees use a cell phone application to pay the medical expenses immediately. The zero-interest loan is repaid over 12 months through payroll deductions. The company signing up employers and health care providers in Seattle. Reported by bizjournals 2 days ago.

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    Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, has criticized a decision by the University of Notre Dame to provide contraceptive coverage in its health-insurance plans. The bishop, in whose diocese the university is located, said that he would “strongly disagree” with the school’s new policy, “which involves it even more directly in contributing to immoral activity.” Reported by Catholic Culture 22 hours ago.

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    A prosecutor says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss profited from health insurance and gambling schemes despite his claims he had retired from a life of crime. Reported by FOXNews.com 19 hours ago.

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    THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

    Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage drivers based on the assumption that members of this demographic are more likely to get into an accident.

    But those assumptions are inherently flawed, since they often aren't based on the actual behaviors and characteristics of individual customers. As new IoT technologies increasingly move into the mainstream, insurers are able to collect and analyze data to more accurately price premiums, helping them to protect the assets they insure and enabling more efficient assessment of damages to conserve resources.

    A new report from BI Intelligence explains how companies in the auto, health, and home insurance markets are using the data produced by IoT solutions to augment their existing policy pricing models and grow their customer bases. In addition, it examines areas where IoT devices have the potential to open up new insurance segments.

     Here are some of the key takeaways:

    · The world's largest auto insurers now offer usage-based policies, which price premiums based on vehicle usage data collected directly from the car.
    · Large home and commercial property insurers are using drones to inspect damaged properties, which can improve workflow efficiency and reduce their reliance on human labor.
    · Health and life insurance firms are offering customers fitness trackers to encourage healthy behavior, and discounts for meeting certain goals.
    · Home insurers are offering discounts on smart home devices to current customers, and in some cases, free devices to entice new customers.

    In full, the report:

    · Forecasts the number of Americans who will have tried usage-based auto insurance by 2021.
    · Explains why narrowly tailored wearables could be what's next for the health insurance industry.
    · Analyzes the market for potential future insurance products on IoT devices.
    · Discusses and analyzes the barriers to consumers opting in to policies that collect their data.

    To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT, choose one of these options:

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    The choice is yours. But however you decide to acquire this report, you’ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of insurance and the IoT.

    Join the conversation about this story » Reported by Business Insider 11 hours ago.

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    Events to showcase speakers from ADLINK, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Bank of Montreal, CISQ, City of Edmonton, Department of Defense, EY, FedEx, General Dynamics, Humana, IDC, KDM Analytics, Kongsberg, NIST, Nordea, NSA, OCI, PNC Bank, RTI, The Boeing Company, The MITRE Corporation, TSG, Inc., TSRI, Twin Oaks Computing, Underwriters Laboratories, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Navy and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Needham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 14, 2018

    The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, today announced its Special Events program will be held during OMG Technical Committee (TC) meeting from March 19-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia, USA. Registration for the Special Events program is open to the public. Media can register for a complimentary press pass using the code TCVAP18. The program is supported by OMG annual sponsors, No Magic, RTI, and Sparx Systems.

    The Special Events program will feature OMG standards in real-world applications such as business architecture, cybersecurity, government, and healthcare. The special events for the week include:·     Cybersecurity and Internet of Things: Speakers from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Commerce, and MITRE, among others, will discuss key perspectives on IoT security: architectural frameworks, standards requirements, interoperability, systems assurance, cybersecurity, and data governance.

    ·     OMG Meet & Greet: DDS Security™ Demo: The OMG Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) Special Interest Group (SIG) co-chairs will present the latest developments in DDS and its relevance in today's connected world. There will also be a multi-vendor live demonstration of interoperability highlighting the OMG DDS Security™ standard.

    ·     Sixth Annual Business Architecture Innovation Summit: This two-day event will feature business practitioners and experts who will share experiences from a cross-section of industries such as aerospace, banking, financial services, group health insurance, software, and federal and local government. The Business Architecture Government Reference Model Workshop is a post-Summit event, focusing on establishing a baseline business architecture reference model for government.

    ·     CISQ™ Cyber Resilience Summit: Cybersecurity leaders from the White House, Department of Defense, and Congress are invited to discuss action plans outlined in Executive Order 13800 for Cybersecurity, the American Technology Council’s IT Modernization Report, and the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act. The program covers policy and practice, briefing Federal and State IT leaders on standards for managing cyber risk.

    ·     Data Residency: Status, Challenges and Standards Tutorial and Roundtable: This event explores the definition and scope of data residency, data types that present risks to their owners and custodians, laws and regulations around the world impacting data residency, and standards that might be evolved (or created) to help manage this issue.

    ·     Business Process Modeling in Health Workshop: This event explores the specific and unique needs of the clinical health landscape using the OMG BPMN™ standard. Workshop attendees are also invited to join the OMG Healthcare Committee Meeting for an in-depth discussion about OMG healthcare standards.

    ·     DDS in the Real-World: Focus on Security Tutorial: Speakers from Real-Time Innovations and Twin Oaks Computing will cover DDS fundamentals and discuss deployed application examples in energy, autonomous vehicles, medical systems, and others that illustrate how DDS capabilities and QoS meet real-world application needs.

    ·     Modernization Summit: Features industry experts who will explain how to leverage the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization™ standard and best practices to help modernize and transform legacy systems in commercial, federal and DoD enterprises.

    ·     Fourth UAF® & MBSE Summit: Explores how to leverage MBSE with architecture modeling to modernize complex systems. A companion tutorial will focus on lifecycle work along with ways to make use of the OMG Unified Architecture Framework® (UAF) standard to accelerate systems development.

    ·     Empowering Government Meetup: This initiative will bring together government, industry, and academia to leverage standards, technologies, and best practices to bear on the important problems and opportunities facing governments at all levels.

    OMG members registered for the full OMG Technical Committee Meeting week may attend any special event as part of their registration fee. Non-members may attend any of the special events, although advance registration is required for all events.

    OMG Social Media Channels
    Follow the Twitter hashtag #OMGTCReston to join the conversation. To learn about becoming an OMG member, click on http://www.omg.org or visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn.

    About OMG
    The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit http://www.omg.org for more information.
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    Note to editors: Object Management Group and OMG are registered trademarks of the Object Management Group. For a listing of all OMG trademarks, visit http://www.omg.org/legal/tm_list.htm. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Reported by PRWeb 49 minutes ago.

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teachers from at least four West Virginia counties are planning a one-day work stoppage to highlight their concerns over pay and health insurance. Media outlets report public school employees in Cabell, Lincoln and Wayne counties voted Tuesday to stay out of classes Friday. And Mason County schools announced Wednesday its employees […] Reported by Seattle Times 17 minutes ago.

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